298 W. Dallas Road
Located in the historic Grapevine rail yard area, the big burgundy and silver baggage car is on static display behind the #771 Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 steam engine. The car itself was built originally by the Pullman Company for the Lackawanna and Western Railroad.
Members of the club built the highly detailed diorama with scale models of many of the iconic and historic structures located in Grapevine, including a replica of the Grapevine concrete grain elevators and a scale model of the club baggage car itself.
The layout also includes a long series of late 1800 and early 1900 era buildings in Historic Downtown Grapevine. The layout includes two rail yards and a massive hand carved mountain that towers four feet over the layout. The mountain was inspired by an actual mountain in west Texas and included three train tunnels and working oil wells.
Other features of the layout include working wind turbines and a turntable. There is even a cell phone tower. The layout has three independent tracks allowing members to run up to six long trains simultaneously. Members can even run their trains with state-of-the-hobby handheld remote control devices. Many of the trains emit smoke, have realistic lighting and built-in sounds of horns, bells and voices of the engineers and tower personnel.
Hours of Operation:
Most Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; most Sundays 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Special tours for groups can be arranged by contacting the Lone Star Hi-Railers.
$2 for adults, $1 for children 2 to 12 and free for those 2 and under.